Gloucester, MA — John Pino, 96, a resident of Gloucester, MA and Bradenton, FL passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Violet Ruth (Chandler) Pino and his late wife Muriel E. (Barratt) Pino.
Born of Sicilian immigrants, Antonio and Lucia (Auditore) Pino of the Fort on March 17, 1916.
John was educated in the Gloucester schools and left school to support his family. John began fishing on his mothers’ fishing boat the Fanny Hickey, at the age of 14. He also was a crewmember aboard the St. Joseph and continued to fish through his adult life and survived the sinking of the Brookline.
John was a proud veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He served on the USS Nauset “AT-89” in the Scoglitti area, and the coast of North Africa and Tunisa. The Nauset was sunk by the Luftwaffe during battle in the Gulf of Salerno.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans’ Chapter 74, the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars, the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post #3, Gloucester American Legion, and the Vitoria Rocci Post.
John is survived by his children, Anthony Pino and wife Susan of Rockport, Richard Pino and wife Ruth, Lucia Amero and husband Stanford, Joanne Curcuru and husband Dana and Theresa Cummings all of Gloucester. He also is survived by his loving grandchildren, Lincoln Meyers of New Market, NH, Kimberley (Pino) Downie and husband Michael of Danvers, Kristen Pino and Dan Rapp, Katie (Pino) Graham all of Rockport, Richard Pino, Jacqueline Pino-Gobeil and husband Arthur all of Gloucester, Kellie (Amero) Stobie and husband Scott of Raleigh, NC, Jacquelyn Amero, Kory Curcuru and Dr. Meredith Lockwood all of Gloucester, Kortnee Curcuru and husband Sergio Mendola of Georgetown, Keith Curcuru and wife Melanie, Laura (Cummings) Dale and husband Steven all of Gloucester; great- grandchildren, Matthew and Jacob Downie, Kaidin and Isabella Rapp, Anthony and Benjamin Graham, Juliana and Nicholas Mattson, twins, Adriana and Alaina Stobie, Nia Amero, John and David Tarr, Allsion and Gretchen Gobeil, Jaden, Eily and Talia Mendola, Madison and Reese Curcuru.
John was pre-deceased by his siblings, Concitino Pino, Florence Chermesino, Concetta Henault; infant sister, Concetta Pino; daughter-in-law, Ann (Sampson) Pino and twin grandsons, John and Robert Pino.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Tuesday, August 28, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home are on Monday (today) from 4 – 8 p.m.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the World War II Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 623, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneral.com